Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Artstorm EM Series: Abolish Tranformation Gimmick!!

Artstorm EM Series

Check out Artstorm's new EM Series (Excellent Models). But I don't think these are kits. Translated:

Alloy series FEWTURE MODELS "EM (excellent Models)"Announcing a new series alloys. Abolished transformation gimmick, stuck in the detail and realistic moving parts, pause to enjoy a variety of new styles! Rich appealing option parts! !
First, the production of reeds in 1983 (now: Lead production) produced by "military aircraft Holbach Bookman" from Masato Variaburumashin only infinite "Mugenkyariba" Commercializing. Amaraifuru the other main militant, bazooka and Pawadoama Includes head Mugenkyariba production model specifications.


Sculpted by: Aran Moriguchi (XELFLEX)
Product Specifications: Daikyasutomoderu pre-painted
Material: die-cast pre-painted ABS · PVC · POM
Product size: / about 130mm
Set Contents: Mugenkyariba × 1, Amaraifuru × 1, based rifle × 1, bazooka × 2, Gurenedorakku leg, red Pawadoama × 1, × each side holding one hand parts, open the left hand parts × 1, the production model Parts Yellow head × 1
Price: 6,980 yen
Expected release date: summer 2010

I'm a bit worried about this new series. While I kinda like the designs, they look pretty generic. The part I initally thought was cool was the transformation aspect. They look like they can transform into a tank or truck, but in reality, they don't transform at all..!!?? Hmmmm, odd... Why would anyone make a robot that looks like it can transform, but not? I can live with the Green version, but the red one is hideous. But I do like the mini suit which must be like 1" tall or something.

Artstorm EM Series

Artstorm EM Series

Artstorm EM Series

Artstorm EM Series

Artstorm EM Series

Artstorm EM Series

Artstorm EM Series

Artstorm EM Series

Artstorm EM Series

Artstorm EM Series

Artstorm EM Series

3 comments:

Dave said...

This is pretty awesome! It's actually a stylized remake of one of my favorite old-school Transformers, "Roadbuster." The original toy was called "Mugen Calibur" from the Dorvack toyline, and it looks like it got translated as "Mugen kyariba" above. (I only know that because I just referenced this page: http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Roadbuster Thanks internet!) Looks like "abolish transformation" just means they decided to focus on making the robot look great without paying any attention to ability to transform. I am in full support of emphasizing the robot form like this, especially when they can make such cool poses...

toybot studios said...

Hi Dave, thanks for stopping by and dropping the knowledge..! awesome. I was not aware of Roadbuster. Looks cool. While I understand what you're saying about getting rid of transformation for the sake of figure aesthetics, there are many examples of transforming toys that look awesome in either mode.

This Warbot Defender is a great example and it transforms into three toys...!!

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=FPJ10013&mode=retail

Dave said...

That Warbot Defender is crazy! You are indeed correct that there are many impressive transforming bots that actually transform, especially some of the new stuff coming out. I guess I like both takes on the robot toy genre. Of course, I'm also one of those crazy people that liked the non-transforming Action Masters back in the day...

Excellent blog, as always!

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